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Cornwall ‘conditioning’ should not keep him from Windies squad- Sir Viv

first_imgWEST Indies legend Sir Vivian Richards has called for the inclusion of Antigua and Barbuda all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall to West Indies the squad, despite concerns raised regarding the player’s physical conditioning.Cornwall was omitted from the squad selected to tour England, despite a strong run of recent form which many have argued merits his automatic inclusion. Despite Cricket West Indies (CWI) claiming that the player remained on their radar, Cornwall is yet to be selected for the senior squad, choosing instead to list the player in a personal development program.“Well Rahkeem has other issues with his conditioning … we are working very hard to get him to the position where if and when he gets into international cricket he could actually stand up to the rigors,” Browne said on the Good Morning Jojo show.“I say this to people all the time, the way how cricket goes, there is always opportunity for players. If a player is not selected now, or a player is not selected 3 months, 6 months or 7 months down the road, there is always opportunity.”Richards is confident that the time is right for the player to be introduced to the squad and should be given a chance to develop like other players have in the past.“If you compare ‘Jimbo’ to when Shannon Gabriel first came into the team, Gabriel wasn’t that mobile in the field. He improved as the years went by. ‘Jimbo’ is a good catcher and we all agree that he looks a bit heavy but at the end of the day the guy has performed,” Richards told the Antigua Observer.last_img read more

Kawhi Leonard is giving Clippers an early offensive boost

first_img For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Yeah, but what about point guard?Just days ago, that was a question. Because for all of their enviable depth on the wing, the Clippers seemed not to have an obvious candidate to lead the offensive facilitating and organizing.Not that they ever seemed worried about it. A month before the season, Lawrence Frank, the team’s president of basketball operations, said he believed that coach Doc Rivers would puzzle together an effective strategy, with or without a traditional point guard at his disposal.“You can look at a roster and say, ‘I think the holes are gonna be here or here,’ and you could be completely off,” Frank said. “What Doc does, he puts guys in position to succeed and play to their strengths. So what may, on the board, look like, ‘Oh we lack this position,’ well, maybe he’s gonna make those adjustments and (we) won’t.” HARRELL TO THE HOOPThe way he’s finishing, Harrell is going to help pad assists numbers for more teammates.Whether he’s been slipping past defenders for layups, Euro-stepping in for scores or converting well-timed tip-ins, Harrell has been landing his shots.The Clippers’ reserve center has made 80 percent (24 for 30) of his attempts from the floor, best in the NBA among players who’ve put up at least 20 shots so far. Last season, he shot 61.5 percent from the field.Zubac, Harrell’s counterpart in the post, also has gotten off to a efficient start, going 9 for 13 (69.2 percent) from the field. Last season, he went 53.8 percent.Related Articles It seems like the beginning of a beautiful friendship: Leonard attracts extra defenders, expertly reads their schemes and sets up his teammates — who are happy to finish the job.Last season, Leonard had an 11 percent assist-to-pass percentage (the percentage of passes by a player that are assists). So far this season, that figure is 25.8 percent.In Tuesday’s season-opener against the Lakers, Leonard had five assists on makes by five players. Against the Warriors, six of his assists came on jumpers. In Phoenix, five were on cutting dunks and layups by Montrezl Harrell and Ivica Zubac.“What he is doing with us is on another level,” Rivers told reporters after the win over the Warriors. “You can tell that is something he was focusing on over the summer, to be a better playmaker. His passing ability is unbelievable.”center_img Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum No spin.There was talk in the preseason about second-year shooting guard Landry Shamet and rookie Terance Mann picking up some point guard duties. But through the first three regular-season games — including Saturday’s stunning 130-122 setback against the much improved Phoenix Suns — it’s been Kawhi Leonard who’s stepping up as the Clippers’ premier playmaker.In each of his past two games, the 6-foot-7 star forward posted a new career best in assists. He had nine dimes in the Clippers’ 141-122 win against Golden State and 10 on Saturday against the Suns, who otherwise stifled L.A., which totaled only 20 assists as a team.Previously, Leonard — who’s averaged 2.4 assists per game in his career — had eight assists just once, last season for Toronto. He’s otherwise recorded six assists or more just 23 times in 470 games.“Just findings guys and guys are making shots,” Leonard, ever straightforward, told reporters in San Francisco. “That’s how you get assists.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Woman Missing in Bahamas Boat Crash with South Florida Residents

first_imgThe U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Bahamian Defense Force are searching for a woman who went missing on Friday in the Bahamas, following a boat crash involving three other South Florida residents.According to the Bahamian Air Sea Rescue Association, the boat ran aground at a high rate of speed at around 12:25 a.m. Friday morning.Photo courtesy: WPLG/MiamiBahamian authorities located a man who had also disappeared after the boat crash near Bimini. They found him unresponsive at Turtle Rocks Cay.Medical responders rushed the other two individuals – 34-year-old Josbel Fernandez and 31-year-old Violeta to Broward Health North in Deerfield Beach.Their conditions are unknown at this time.last_img

Sachin Tendulkar picks an Australian batsman when asked which current player is most similar…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/ANI/BCCIAdvertisement bzhrxjNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsk9qWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ewz( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) hWould you ever consider trying this?😱1uphCan your students do this? 🌚1y8zRoller skating! Powered by Firework In the last two decades, the cricket scene in India has been undoubtedly shaped on the ideals of the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. The Men in Blue’s hall of fame is revered as one of the greatest cricketers of all time if not the best, and even today’s cricketers aspire to reach the potential to become next to the ‘little master’. But who does Sachin himself pick to be the most similar to him? Surprise, its not Virat Kohli or Rohit Sharma, noone from his homeland even, its Aussie sensation Marnus Labuschagne!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/ANI/BCCISince stepping into Test cricket back in 2018, the South Africa born Marnus Labuschagne has been setting himself up as a prodigy in the Australian cricket team. His rise to fame happened in last year’s Ashes, after coming on as a substitute for an injured Steve Smith in the second test. In the whole series, Labuschagne scored a total of 353 runs, with four half centuries.In a recent interview, Sachin Tendulkar was asked about which current batsman he would resemble himself, and Labuschagne’s name came up.Advertisement “I happened to be watching the second Test match (Ashes) at Lord’s between England and Australia. When Steve Smith got injured, I saw Labuschagne’s second innings,” Sachin told reporters.At Lord’s, Labuschagne scored a stunning 59 runs with eight boundaries, and immediately grabbed Sachin’s attention.Advertisement He continued: “I was sitting with my father-in-law. I saw Marnus get hit off the second ball from Jofra Archer and, post that, the 15 minutes he batted, I said, This player looks special.” he added.“His footwork is so precise. So he would be the one I would say,” it was the youngster’s amazing footwork that Sachin found amusing, and its the very thing he could relate to himself with.“Footwork is not physical, it’s mental. If you’re not thinking positively in your mind, then your feet don’t move. That clearly indicated to me that this guy is mentally strong because if you’re not, your feet will not move.” the 46 year old concluded.Following the Ashes, the 25 year old totalled an astounding 896 runs against Pakistan and New Zealand. With an amazing Test batting average of 63.43, he earned his first limited overs call up in January in the ODI series against India.Also read-Aussie batting sensation Marnus Labuschagne names Virat Kohli amongst his role models!Sachin Tendulkar feels 4-day Test Cricket won’t do justice to spinners Advertisementlast_img read more

Schultz’ MS Fundraiser at Count Basie Saturday

first_imgIt didn’t seem like much at first – a little numbness in his foot. But in looking back, it marked a turning point in Steven Schultz’s life. Now, as he addresses his own health concerns, Schultz is looking to help others deal with a serious health condition.That numbness that Schultz first experienced in 2009 in his foot, then later his knee in 2009, was later diagnosed as multiple sclerosis, a chronic and potentially debilitating condition. Now Schultz is working to raise money for research for treatment and an eventual cure and to heighten public awareness and education about the severe condition.Schultz, an Interlaken resident who is member of the Board of Trustees for the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, has worked with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New Jersey Metro Chapter, to establish the fundraiser MS Rock For A Cure, a June 13 event at the theater. The event will showcase The Fab Faux, a musical tribute band that performs The Beatles works. According to the organizers, approximately 300 tickets for the concert have been set aside for the fundraiser, at a cost of $400 apiece, that includes the concert, a pre-event cocktail reception and an after-concert reception.“I want to see awareness here,” Schultz said, hoping this event would allow people to realize what this disease means, its effects largely unrealized by the public and that for those who have it, there is hope.He and his wife, Jaime, said they hope the event would raise $300,000 in sponsorship and ticket sales, with proceeds earmarked for research.“The thing about MS is you don’t know how it’ll affect you,” Schultz explained.Multiple sclerosis, or MS as it’s commonly called, is a neurological, inflammatory disorder that affects and damages the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and
 spinal cord. This condition can prevent parts of the nervous system to communicate, possibly leading to a wide array of physical symptoms and often lead to permanent neurological problems and damage to the body’s immune system. The direct cause is unknown and MS remains incurable, though there are treatments and medications for the approximately 2.3 million sufferers worldwide.“This is a disease that needs to be paid attention to,” Schultz believes.When he first told Jaime about his symptoms, “I said get to the emergency room,” she remembered.Schultz, who works in real estate development, acknowledged that 2009 – during the financial crisis – was a difficult time for him, with the diagnosis compounding the situation. “He spent a couple of months when he didn’t want to get out of bed or go to work,” Jaime said, noting, “He did but he wasn’t really into it.”“I had a little bit of a pity party,” initially, he acknowledged.The key, they found, was finding a doctor, “that was the right fit,” Jaime said.That physician, Saud Sadiq, MD, FAAN, in New York City, drafted “a health regiment that would fit into Steve’s lifestyle,” factoring in things like diet and physical activity along with traditional medical treatments; and that made the difference in his treatment, Jaime said.Since his initial diagnosis and ongoing treatment, “You really turned your life around,” dealing with the disease and just everyday life stresses, Jaime told Steven.He continues to experience various levels of numbness but “it’s all about maintenance,” of the chronic condition and access to proper medical treatment, Schultz noted – at least for now until a cure can be discovered.last_img read more

Wenger ready to use big guns vs Norwich

first_imgArsenal Wenger ready to unleash big guns against Norwich Dom Farrell Last updated 2 years ago 07:55 10/24/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) ArseneWenger - Cropped Getty Images Arsenal League Cup Arsenal v Norwich City Norwich City Arsène Wenger The Gunners boss has often used the competition as a testing ground for young talent, but he will not take any chances this week against the Canaries Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to bid for Carabao Cup glory with senior players as he grapples with a selection headache ahead of Tuesday’s fourth-round tie against Norwich City.The Gunners returned to winning ways in emphatic fashion by beating Everton 5-2 on Sunday – a result that saw Ronald Koeman lose his job in charge of the Goodison Park outfit.Arsenal 13/2 to win Carabao Cup Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Alexandre Lacazette, Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez started a Premier League game together and all got on the scoresheet, leaving Wenger to marvel at the attacking talent he has at his disposal.The long-serving manager has previously used the Carabao Cup to blood young talent but the depth of his fully fit forward options means Championship side Norwich should be ready to face a strong line-up at Emirates Stadium.”That’s the luxury I have at the moment and the difficulty I have as well,” Wenger told Arsenal’s official website. “All these players do well, play well and they deserve to play.”Fortunately, we have important games every week, so I can give competition to everybody. We have so much offensive force on the bench as well. It’s really a strong point of the club at the moment.”27 – @LacazetteAlex has scored 27 goals in all comps in 2017, more than any other French player of the Top 5 leagues. Russia? pic.twitter.com/rYRd7viuBE— OptaJean (@OptaJean) October 22, 2017Youthful Arsenal sides plotted a route to the 2007 and 2011 finals before coming up short against Chelsea and Birmingham City respectively, however Wenger suggested things will be different this time around.”I always used [the EFL Cup] to give a chance to young boys. We went to the final with a very young team and nearly won it,” he added.”I always focus on winning trophies in the Premier League and FA Cup domestically, and always used the League Cup as an education for our young players. “But with this team I have the squad to go further, so let’s see. Let’s focus on winning the match against Norwich and then we’ll see where we will go.”last_img read more